Leftovers Recipes: Thanksgiving Leftover Lasagna

Thanksgiving dinner is right around the corner and with it comes a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers.  Here is a delicious recipe for lasagna.  In addition to your leftovers, there is also spinach, light cream sauce, and low-fat ricotta.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups/28 oz. 1% milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pinch each pepper and nutmeg
  • 9 sheets/8 oz. oven-ready noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups/6 oz. chopped cooked turkey breast
  • 4 cups/1 lb. chopped roasted butternut squash
  • 1/2 lb. spinach, steamed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup/8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup/4 oz. Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat oil and butter in the skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, sage and thyme for about 5 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle flour over top; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread 1/2 cup sauce evenly over bottom of greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Place 3 noodles over sauce. Spread 1 cup sauce, half of the turkey, butternut squash, spinach and ricotta over top; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Place remaining 3 noodles over top; spread remaining sauce evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover tightly with foil; bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Makes 9 servings. Per serving: 305 calories, 10 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 42 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 21 g protein

Thank you to APastaFits.org for this awesome recipe idea...